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Stamp duty — it’s stopping you buying a home

While Premier Gladys Berejiklian publicly wrings her hands about housing affordability in Sydney, she knows quite well that the high costs of buying and renting are substantially due to her own desperate addiction to three revenue streams. The first of these

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Drugs are a problem, but not a crime

The use of illegal drugs such as ice is an important community concern. The police, medical services and communities struggle to deal with the aggressive and hyperactive behaviour of ice addicts as well as the crimes they commit to fund

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Try not to be poor, because government is full of middle-class naggers

According to the most recent Global Wealth Report by the Credit Suisse Research Institute, Australia leads the world for having the largest proportion of adults who can be described as middle class, and also the smallest percentage of people who

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Assisted suicide: the question of life and death

If you think it’s time the ban on assisted suicide was lifted in your state, you can lobby your local politician and ask them to do something about it. Indeed, you can do the same if you are opposed to

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How to turn the economy around in a week

Treasurer Scott Morrison has asked parliamentarians to partner the government in its efforts to boost the incomes of Australians. Where do I sign? We find out whether we are in recession on March 1, 2017, and there are only seven

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Not just 18C: other speech laws insult us

Free speech is a lot more than the right to freely comment on issues of race — important though that is. There is other legislation that contains restrictions on speech just as oppressive and infantile as section 18C of the

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David Leyonhjelm and Pauline Hanson discuss entitlements on childcare on Sunrise

David Leyonhjelm joined David Koch and Monique Wright on Sunrise on 11 January 2017 to talk about the rising costs of childcare in Australia.

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Climate change: why can’t Turnbull turn up the heat on Paris?

Once again, the government has been getting its knickers in a knot over climate change. And once again, despite three politically shrewd options to choose from, it is choosing a dumb fourth option. The first of the shrewd options is

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If government comes for Adler guns today, it’ll come for your hobby tomorrow

In July 2015, the Abbott government introduced a customs regulation to prohibit imports of seven-shot lever-action shotguns. The announcement by the prime minister made clear it was part of the government’s one-announcement-per-week terrorism strategy. It was also said to be

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